Sometimes, an ant problem never really gets solved. If an over the counter type of treatment is used, mostly just contact killing is occurring (despite what the sales information on the container says.) The problem just temporarily subsides. Other times, the root of the problem, the colony, is actually destroyed or killed out. In this case, the solution is off to a good start but not necessarily completely solved.
Ant Trails are the Super Highways of Ant Life Because of the pheromone trails that all ants leave, subsequent ants tend to stay on the same trail until they find what the original trail sought out – food or shelter. Unfortunately, when the end of the trail is inside of your home, that can cause [...]
As temperatures have finally warmed up in the Portland Metro area over the last couple of weeks, ants of all types are starting to make their presence known. Carpenter Ants in particular are easy to spot because of their size. Some homeowners will immediately see them inside of their homes. Others will first see ant [...]
Usually, it is just one or two that you spot the first time that you see ants in your home. “What is an ant or two?” you might say to yourself as you either squish it, grab it with tissue is preparation for flushing or personally escort it to the back door. You might not [...]
This is a good, general article, applicable for the types of ants we experience in the Portland Oregon area. It doesn’t go into any depth in terms of the strategical processes a professional pest control technician would use for best results, but is is helpful for a obtaining base understanding of problem. – Tom On [...]
Without a doubt, spring and summer are seasons when pests are most active. But that doesn’t mean that there is no pest activity during winter. Particularly during untypically severe weather, some pests can be prompted into action. As mentioned in the previous post, rodents are one of the most common critters to start showing up [...]